The Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Aniekan Bassey has appointed Mr. Emmanuel Effiong as his Press Secretary.
A release to this effect issued by the Speaker’s administrative secretary indicates that “Mr. Effiong, a Veteran Journalist and Newspaper Publisher, is a native of Mbiakong in Uruan Local Government of Akwa Ibom State. He holds an HND in Mass Communications from the Polytechnic Calabar, Cross River State, and comes on board with a rich profile of media practice spanning over three decades”.
“He pioneered the publication of the first all coloured newspaper in the state in September 1999. He worked with the defunct Newswatch Magazine for 14 years, rising through the ranks as an Advertisement Executive to become the Special Projects Manager and subsequently the Advertisement Manager of the magazine”.
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“He has been Chief Executive Officer of Global Media Ltd, a Public Relations Consultancy firm as well as Wood Concepts Ltd, an Integrated Media Services company. He was Chairman of Federated Chapel of Nigeria Union of Journalists, (NUJ) for five years and is presently a State Executive member of NUJ, Akwa lbom State Council”.
Mr. Effiong was also until his appointment, the Chief Executive Officer of Fountain Media Group, publishers of Update Newspapers in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
The Speaker congratulated the new Press secretary, expressing optimism that he will bring his wealth of experience to bare in piloting the affairs of the Media Unit of the People’s Assembly.